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Paul Fouracre and Richard A. Gerberding

of the history of the period, that is, the texts seem to point to the secularisation of the Church and to the secularisation, or debasement, of sanctity itself. Among historians the later Merovingian Church does indeed generally have a poor reputation, and the hagiography it produced is one source of that impression. 91 As we shall argue shortly, although this picture is generally helpful, it must in some respects be

in Late Merovingian France
Janet L. Nelson

1 This may be an error, through confusion with the Aachen assembly on 6 February 836; L/G: 20 n. 2. But it is possible that there were February assemblies in consecutive years. 2 Restitutions of secularised church property were often demanded by ecclesiastics in this and succeeding reigns. Such

in The Annals of St-Bertin